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Obama marginalises Qatar

Posted by seumasach on June 2, 2013

Obama has now moved to marginalise Qatar, the main component on the ground behind the fall of Tripoli and the destruction of Libya. Funnily enough, at the same time, Turkey, Qatar’s other half, are undergoing a sort of coloured revolution.

Saudi Edges Qatar to Control Syrian Rebel Support

Jakarta Globe

2nd June, 2013

Saudi Arabia has prevailed over its small but ambitious Gulf neighbor Qatar to impose itself as the main outside force supporting the Syrian rebels, a move that may curb the influence of Qatari-backed Islamist militants.

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